CHRIS E. STOUT is a clinical psychologist who holds a joint government and academic appointment in the Northwestern University Medical School, and serves as the first Chief of Psychological Services of the state of Illinois. He served as an NGO Special Representative to the United Nations, was appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce as a Baldrige Examiner, and served as an advisor to the White House for both political parties. He was appointed to the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow. He has published or presented more than three hundred papers and twenty-two books. His works have been translated into five languages. He has lectured across the nation and in sixteen countries and has visited more than fifty nations. He has been on missions around the world and has reached the top of three of the world’s Seven Summits. He was Distinguished Alumni of the Year from Purdue University and Distinguished Psychologist of the Year, in addition to receiving more than thirty other postdoctoral awards. He is past President of the Illinois Psychological Association and is a member of the National Academy of Practice. He has been widely interviewed by the media, including CNBC, CNN, Oprah, Time, the Chicago Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal, and was noted as “one of the most frequently cited psychologists in the scientific literature” by Hartwick College. A distinct honor was his award as one of ten Volunteers of the Year in Illinois, and both the Senate and House have recognized his work by proclamation of “Dr. Chris E. Stout Week.”
DANA ROYCE BAERGER is a practicing clinical and forensic psychologist in Chicago. She specializes in issues related to children, families, mental health, and the legal system. She is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Medical School, and is also a staff member of the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University Law School. In her private practice she provides psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and groups; consults with attorneys regarding clinical and forensic practice standards; and consults with mental health professionals regarding ethical and risk management issues.